May 28, 2024


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Chuquimamani-Condori “Across the Policed World: A Transnocturnal Huayño” at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève


“From the darkness of everlasting night time, weaving twilight, weaving crimson by the warmth of their voices
They say the ancestors have been dancing, singing:
Desnudito, never let the gentle come / Desnudito, by no means permit the day get there
Simply because they realized the approaching dawn brought the mundo en policía (policed planet)”
— Aymara oral historical past

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is pleased to existing “Across the Policed Earth: A Transnocturnal Huayño,” an exhibition by multidisciplinary artist and musician Chuquimamani-Condori.

Previously invited by the Centre for the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018, she developed an primary score for the occasion, introduced as a seem set up. The artist now returns with an exhibition that is crafted to produce a historical basis for Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter, the to start with commissioned moving-graphic function by Chuquimamani-Condori and her brother Joshua Chuquimia Crampton, co-generated by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève.

On coming into the initial home, visitors are immersed in The Lake Just before the Sun Was Born (Twilight Ceremony, or The Genuine Ceremony), a sound set up made of recordings of the artist’s mom. The work supplies an oral record that grounds the film Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter (with memory currently being carried by the present by using audio).

Acting as a bridge concerning the sound installation and the movie, the 2nd space introduces the artist’s spouse and children as they have interaction in ceremony. Substantial-scale archive visuals courting again to the interval 1900-1940 (Tancara Chuquimia spouse and children archive) constitute memory via impression recollection (ceremony captured through mild, or ceremony in the “policed world”).

Via each the sound set up and archival photogra- phy, the exhibition invitations readers to enter the intimate ambiance of a ceremony, delivering an introduction to the movie, and attesting to a broader history of ceremony across the artist’s family or wila masinaka, blood mates.

Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter provides seem and graphic alongside one another in the third home of the exhibition. In a collage- like assemblage, the movie weaves archival audio and visible recordings interlaced with short, particular stories from the artists’ fantastic-grandparents and grandparents, who fought for indigenous schooling and the abolition of the Hacienda institution in the 1950s, a substantial program of landholdings sustained by the Bolivian Republic, below which Aymara folks were enslaved for agricultural labour.

This freshly commissioned movie, shot largely on 8mm movie, with hand-drawn animation sequences and a score com- posed and executed by Joshua Chuquimia Crampton, enacts a ceremony for the artists’ late grandmother, Flora Tancara Quiñonez Chuquimia and particulars the celebration in stories of the artists’ household that compose part of the Aymara community, a group of indigenous nations whose territories overlap with Bolivia, Chile and Peru, and whose people today are living today throughout the world, keeping relations by land ties and ceremony.

Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter opens a sequence of multiple beginnings, that jointly hint at an experience of the nonlinearity of time known in Aymaran as qhipnayra, in which the previous is confronted “ahead” and the foreseeable future lies

“behind”. The scenes of the film show Flora met by a pet, a condor and a hummingbird, central figures in the three- 12 months changeover to dying, detailing Aymaran oral traditions.

The voice of the artists’ grandmother Flora, as properly as Flora’s young sister, the artists’ great-aunt Mercedes Tancara Quiñonez Montevilla, and the artists’ mom, Fanny Tancara Chuquimia Crampton, narrate the film, relayed by a silicone determine in Flora’s likeness, whose attributes also resemble the artists’ good-grandmother Juana Tancara Montevilla, excellent-wonderful-grandmother Rosa Tancara Quiñonez, and emblems of the Pachamama, the spacetime grandmother.

Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter follows in a tradition of Aymaran abolitionist oral background inseparable from the black radical custom, and adopts a fantastical tone, serving as an ‘invitation to otherwise’ (Eva Hayward and Che Gossett). The movie maps ‘abolition geographies’ (Ruthie Wilson Gilmore) from the perspective that we are inseparable from the Pachamama, inseparable from the h2o, the sea, the lake as wound that Pachacuti Yamqui referred to as Mamacocha, what theorists call ‘nowhere’, the property that is ‘no place’.

Curated by Andrea Bellini

At Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
until eventually May 1, 2022


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